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What is PLATO?

PLATO is the Portable Lights American Trade Organization. SureFire is proud to be a founding member.

What is PLATO's purpose?

PLATO works to promote the common interests of companies that manufacture portable lighting products, including standards, legislation, litigation, and education.

A recent and consumer-visible project of PLATO was the creation of the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standards for portable lighting. This standard specifies the methodology for testing, measuring, and rating the basic performance of flashlights, headlamps, lanterns and portable lighting tools, giving consumers and purchasing managers a uniform system for understanding and comparing product performance.

To learn more about what PLATO does, visit the PLATO website.